there is an Xbox Game Pass family plan to six more countries. People in Chile, Hungary, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden can now sign up for a membership that allows up to five friends and family members in the same country to access features of Game Pass Ultimate through a subscription. This is the first expansion of the Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan, which Microsoft .
Something worth remembering if you are in one of these countries and you are interested in the plan, which offers access to a library of hundreds of PC, console and cloud games and has other benefits. Primary account holders can convert their current plan based on the cash value of the time they have left. A full month of an Ultimate subscription equals 18 days of Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family access, for example. People who are invited to join a group cannot convert their remaining Game Pass time, however. Those with a paid Xbox All Access plan cannot join a group of friends and family.
Prices vary by country. A good rule of thumb is that, based on conversion rates, a regular subscription to Game Pass Ultimate costs about three-fifths the cost of the family plan. Due to US Game Pass Ultimate pricing, the family plan costs the equivalent of $25 per month. Split that cost between five people, and that’s just $5 per month per person for Game Pass Ultimate access — about the same price as a full game purchase every year.
There is no sign of plans for Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family to come to North America, the UK or anywhere else more widely. However, it’s clear that Microsoft is interested in getting as many people as possible to sign up for Game Pass one way or another, so it’s likely that the plan will expand to more territories down the line.
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